Dr Jameson Tucker

Dr Jameson Tucker

Associate Head of School - History, Art History and Anthropology

School of Humanities and Performing Arts (Faculty of Arts, Humanities and Business)

I am the department's admissions tutor, and the school's Senior Tutor. 


I did my PhD at the University of Warwick, supervised by Prof Penny Roberts. My thesis was on 'strangers' in Jean Crespin's French language martyrologies, and was completed in 2012. I completed an MA at the University of Birmingham's Centre for Reformation and Early Modern Studies in 2006, and a BA(H) in History with English at Queen's University, Canada in 2005. 

Teaching interests

I teach a number of courses on Early Modern European history, particularly relating to topics of faith and religion. I currently run the second-year course The European Reformations, and the third year special subject The French Wars of Religion 1559-1598. I taught on the Heritage and Public History module since its launch in 2012 until 2016, and in 2016 launched a new second year module called 'Other Voices', which studies early modern society through groups on its fringes, like heretics, the poor, and foreigners.

I also currently lead two of our first year modules-- HIST 401, which is our introduction to theory and historiography, and HIST 410, an introduction to Europe, 1450-1700. 
I have supervised dissertation papers on plague, witchcraft, diabolism, poor-law reform, anabaptism in Germany, and trans-Atlantic reform movements, among others, and have supervised masters level work on early modern atheism and polemic.

The Construction of Reformed Identity in Jean Crespin's Livre des Martyrs, Routledge, 2017. 


'From Fire to Iron: Martyrs and Massacre Victims in Genevan Martyrology', in Dying, Death, Burial and Commemoration in Reformation Europe, eds Elizabeth Tingle and Jonathan Willis, Ashgate 2015

Reports & invited lectures

In 2015, I gave public lectures on the Huguenots in England at the Royal Albert Memorial Museum in Exeter, and Plymouth Museum and Art Gallery, as part of the Huguenot Summer programme organised by the Huguenots of Spitalfields group.I also gave a public lecture on the Huguenot experience of exile in October, as part of the University's lecture series organised with the Historical Association.